The heat didn't stop the kick off of River-Cade's 50th Anniversary. The ice cream social melted, but didn't ruin other events.
Bands performed at the Anderson Dance Pavilion in Sioux City. And a dance academy showed off their skills.
One of the big draws, the annual smile contest. Kids showed off their "pearly whites" to the judges, River-Cade queen, and her court. Winners received a hundred dollars.
"Not very hard. I was the only girl in my division," said Hailey Watkins, smile contest winner, Akron, Iowa.
Earlier Thursday, the parade downtown. Floats of all kinds walked the streets.
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